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Winter Update

July 5th, 2017|0 Comments

From April to June 2017 diversified portfolios again delivered generally positive returns, although at a more subdued rate than investors have become accustomed to in recent quarters. For much of the second quarter major markets [...]

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Vision Blurred by Hindsight Bias

May 20th, 2017|0 Comments

The financial industry is a magnet for jargon. Some of it can be useful, but some can be downright dumb. Top of the 'dumb' list would be a headline that has consistently appeared in many [...]

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Key Market Movements for the First Quarter in 2017

April 30th, 2017|0 Comments

New Zealand shares +5.08% The local market bounced back from a weak final quarter in 2016 to post a strong start to the year. With improving global growth expectations, still supportive credit conditions [...]

Autumn Update

April 5th, 2017|0 Comments

We are pleased to report that, once again, the markets have delivered another strong positive start to the year. This stretches the winning sequence to eight years in a row - since the Global Financial [...]

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Putting a Price on Happiness

January 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Most people seek happiness. Some economists even think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. However, while money can make us happier, studies show that after our basic needs are met, [...]

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True Prosperity

January 15th, 2017|0 Comments

As we begin 2017, we thought it might be appropriate to take a moment to consider how fortunate we are to live in such a great country as New Zealand. A recent reminder of this came [...]

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Chinese Whispers and Social Media

January 10th, 2017|0 Comments

If you want to build a reputation for credibility, don't join the mainstream financial media. They predicted financial Armageddon when there was increased volatility in China at the start of the year. It never eventuated. [...]

Randomness of returns

January 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Asset class returns 1991 - 2016 (in New Zealand dollars)

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Summer Update

January 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Investment markets delivered another solid year in 2016. If we only looked at the year end returns of the various asset classes, we might reasonably conclude it was a relatively benign investment environment. However, having [...]

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